“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.” Titus 2:11 NIV
In this letter the apostle Paul is giving instructions to Titus for the newly established church. In our verse, Paul is reminding Titus, and all of us, that the grace of God, Jesus Christ, has come and “offers salvation to all people,” men and women, slave and free, Jew and Gentile, all people.
Jesus, the grace of God, is gifted to all. We don’t deserve it, we are unworthy, we are sinful, yet God’s unmerited favor, His undeserved kindness is ours to receive. We have only to believe. Romans 10:9 “that if you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
But God’s grace doesn’t end there. God’s grace continues to abound in our lives. We just need to recognize it and be thankful! God’s grace overflows into our lives with “blessings.”
provides understanding of His Word,
gives comfort in our grief and loss,
answers our prayers,
brings special people into our lives,
calms our fears with His peace,
strengthens us in our weaknesses,
powers our confidence,
shelters and protects us,
and loves us always as His children.
This week, try to remember those times you’ve been blessed with God’s grace. Sometimes we don’t see God’s grace in our lives until later, when we reflect on how we made it through. We made it through with the abundant grace of God.
I thank God for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as we explore all the ways that God’s grace abounds in our lives.
Blessings and grace!